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On This Happy Occasion

Dear Friends – New & Old,

We have seen God’s providence in action over the last 25 years. With the blessing of Archbishop Patrick Flores, and with your help, Pilgrim Center of Hope was born in 1993. Both the creation and daily continuation of this ministry were accomplished through individual prayers, volunteer hours, and donations provided by you.

Now is the time to celebrate! We want to thank you. Each month this year, we are offering Days/Evenings of Hope so that you can come visit this peaceful Center, make a pilgrimage fitting your unique schedule, and leave renewed in hope. Please make plans to come visit!

Also new this year will be our Anniversary Prayer Brunch; with familiar elements & new surprises! Pope Francis’ Missionary of Mercy and our friend, Paulist Father Bruce Nieli, will visit San Antonio to both invigorate us & share personal memories of Pilgrim Center of Hope. This event will be very special; we hope all our friends can attend. If you cannot join us, please consider giving us an Anniversary Gift donation, or contact us to purchase Raffle Tickets.

Most importantly, let us renew our friendship & praise God together!

Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox
with the Pilgrim Center of Hope staff

Hope We’ve Spread Together These 25 Years

Resource for the Church

We’ve trained lay evangelists and provided thousands of spiritual tools including rosaries, prayer guides, pamphlets, New Testament Bibles, presenters & presentations for spiritual renewal. Parishes, prison ministries, groups of youth/mothers/men/seniors, retirement centers, retreats, and other ministries have benefited.

A Place for Hope

Our Center has served as a home for hundreds of meetings including Bible studies, prayer & faith formation groups/training, retreats for women/men/youth/parish staff, and thousands of individual visitors encountering Jesus in the peaceful Chapel and entrusting us with their prayer intentions.

School of Evangelization

When the Archdiocese of San Antonio has needed a formal evangelization training model, Pilgrim Center of Hope has conducted Schools of Evangelization, offering New Evangelization Courses & Door-to-Door Training from our Founders’ experience visiting over 100,000 homes as door-to-door evangelists.

Street Evangelization & Gang Outreach

In our earliest years, Pilgrim Center of Hope partnered with the City Council of Churches to conduct street outreach to gang members through prayer and simple invitations to faith. We’ve also partnered with parishes to conduct Rosary Walks, encouraging parishioners to pray for God’s grace upon their neighborhoods.

Airport Catholic Information Booth

Manny Marin stands behind a round booth at San Antonio International Airport

For several years, volunteers lent their smiling faces for millions of travelers at a Catholic Information Booth in the San Antonio International Airport. Visitors were pointed to churches in the area, and given free materials such as rosaries, prayer cards, and pamphlets.

Ministry of Pilgrimages

This ministry has renewed the faith of over 1,500 pilgrims from 31 states and 4 countries in small groups. Through journeys of faith internationally & locally, pilgrims encounter Christ and the Church through living witnesses. Their faith comes alive and God has poured out abundant graces: healings, awakened vocations, and more.

Relationship with Jerusalem Bishops

Since the 1990s, Pilgrim Center of Hope’s Ministry of Pilgrimages has maintained a constant relationship with the Latin Patriarchate (Diocese) of Jerusalem, which encompasses Roman Catholics of the Holy Land.

Media Outreach

Through Catholic TV and radio, Pilgrim Center of Hope’s weekly Catholicism Live! broadcast has brought Christ & his teachings to hundreds of thousands of individuals in approachable language for daily life. Still thousands more have been reached through a monthly newspaper column, weekly blogs, daily social media posts, video & more.

Catholic Women’s Conference

Since its inception in 2002, over ten thousand women & their families, from across the Southwest and beyond, have learned about their personal dignity as women, been encouraged in knowledge and love of God, and been inspired to use their feminine gifts for the transformation of family and society.

Catholic Men’s Conference

Since its founding in 2006, over five thousand men of all ages & their family members from across the Southwest and beyond, have gained a deeper understanding of their dignity as being created in the image and likeness of God, and were provided direction and resources to help transform themselves, their families, and society.

Catholic Seniors’ Conference

Responding to Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller’s call, we’ve served over 900 seniors, family members & caretakers since CSC’s inception in 2014; shedding light on the Church’s high regard for seniors, educating them about their dignity, encouraging them to know & love God, and inspiring them to continue sharing their wisdom & gifts.

Hope We’ve Spread Together These 25 Years

Resource for the Church

We’ve trained lay evangelists and provided thousands of spiritual tools including rosaries, prayer guides, pamphlets, New Testament Bibles, presenters & presentations for spiritual renewal. Parishes, prison ministries, groups of youth/mothers/men/seniors, retirement centers, retreats, and other ministries have benefited.

A Place for Hope

Our Center has served as a home for hundreds of meetings including Bible studies, prayer & faith formation groups/training, retreats for women/men/youth/parish staff, and thousands of individual visitors encountering Jesus in the peaceful Chapel and entrusting us with their prayer intentions.

School of Evangelization

When the Archdiocese of San Antonio has needed a formal evangelization training model, Pilgrim Center of Hope has conducted Schools of Evangelization, offering New Evangelization Courses & Door-to-Door Training from our Founders’ experience visiting over 100,000 homes as door-to-door evangelists.

Street Evangelization & Gang Outreach

In our earliest years, Pilgrim Center of Hope partnered with the City Council of Churches to conduct street outreach to gang members through prayer and simple invitations to faith. We’ve also partnered with parishes to conduct Rosary Walks, encouraging parishioners to pray for God’s grace upon their neighborhoods.

Airport Catholic Information Booth

For several years, volunteers lent their smiling faces for millions of travelers at a Catholic Information Booth in the San Antonio International Airport. Visitors were pointed to churches in the area, and given free materials such as rosaries, prayer cards, and pamphlets.

Ministry of Pilgrimages

This ministry has invigorated and renewed the faith of over 1,500 pilgrims from 31 states and 4 countries in small groups. Through journeys of faith internationally & locally, pilgrims encounter Christ and the Church through living witnesses. Their faith comes alive and God has poured out abundant graces: healings, awakened vocations, and more.

Relationship with Jerusalem Bishops

Since the 1990s, Pilgrim Center of Hope’s Ministry of Pilgrimages has maintained a constant relationship with the Latin Patriarchate (Diocese) of Jerusalem, which encompasses Roman Catholics of the Holy Land.

Media Outreach

Through Catholic TV and radio, Pilgrim Center of Hope’s weekly Catholicism Live! broadcast has brought Christ & his teachings to hundreds of thousands of individuals in approachable language for daily life. Still thousands more have been reached through a monthly newspaper column, weekly blogs, daily social media posts, video & more.

Catholic Women’s Conference

Since its inception in 2002, over ten thousand women & their families, from across the Southwest and beyond, have learned about their personal dignity as women, been encouraged in knowledge and love of God, and been inspired to use their feminine gifts for the transformation of family and society.

Catholic Men’s Conference

Since its founding in 2006, over five thousand men of all ages & their family members from across the Southwest and beyond, have gained a deeper understanding of their dignity as being created in the image and likeness of God, and were provided direction and resources to help transform themselves, their families, and society.

Catholic Seniors’ Conference

Responding to Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller’s call, we’ve served over 900 seniors, family members & caretakers since CSC’s inception in 2014; shedding light on the Church’s high regard for seniors, educating them about their dignity, encouraging them to know & love God, and inspiring them to continue sharing their wisdom & gifts.

Join the 25th Anniversary Celebration Prayer Brunch

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Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:00 AM Silent Auction & Social with Cash Bar
10:00 AM Program Begins
12:30 PM Going Forth

Omni Hotel at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78230

Omni Hotel Colonnade in San Antonio

Keynote Address: “Becoming People of Hope”

Today, we can be easily discouraged amid bleak headlines, divisive words, and life’s many challenges. How can we make a difference in a world that seems to have lost hope?

With joy and humor, nationally-renowned preacher and Missionary of Mercy—Paulist Father Bruce Nieli—will visit San Antonio to celebrate Pilgrim Center of Hope’s 25 year anniversary, and re-awaken us to the hope God gives!

Join us as we make history, celebrating 25 years guiding people to Christ!

  • Hear Unforgettable Stories

  • Enjoy Delicious Brunch

  • Meet Surprise Guests

  • Browse Unique Silent Auction

    Including religious items from around the world

  • Show Your Support

    Help this ministry continue its work in San Antonio & beyond

If You Cannot Join Us

We invite you to consider an Anniversary Gift to this growing ministry. Every bit helps!

  • Give an Anniversary Donation
  • Consider a pledge of $25 for 12 months – Every little bit helps, but monthly pledges in particular help us to budget for the future.

Archbishop Visits for Anniversary

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